The Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy is trapped in thick Antarctic ice 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Australia.
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Australasian Antarctic Expedition / Footloose Fotography photo

The Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy is trapped in thick Antarctic ice 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Australia.

Icebound ship awaits helicopter rescue in Antarctic waters

By KRISTEN GELINEAU

Associated Press

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SYDNEY — Passengers on board a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice for a week are expected to be rescued by helicopter, after three icebreakers failed to reach the paralyzed vessel, officials said Tuesday.

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